I love my camera phone.
I spent the afternoon bumming around a few of my favorite haunts in my hood and I found myself doing some free reading at Chapters. While I was perusing the Science book section, I came across the following scene:
Carl Zimmer is a notable science writer and journalist (website here), and has won a number of awards, including the highly acclaimed American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science Journalism Award. But this isn’t about Mr. Zimmer. Instead, it’s about why Mr. Zimmer’s book appears to be covering up another book that was not written by him. I removed Zimmer’s book, and uncovered this:
In case you’re unfamiliar with Michael Behe, he gained notoriety (and infamy among evolutionary biologists) back in 2004. Behe has been a pushing force behind the theory of “Intelligent Design” – an unfounded teleological (supposed scientific) theory for the origin of life on Earth (read: God did it). Now, I don’t want to get into name calling, so I will allow a judge to do the job for me here (Dover Trial).
I find this incredibly funny – someone (who is an opponent of intelligent designer nonsense) took the effort to cover up Behe’s book with Zimmer’s as if to say, “Stupid!”. Now, this doesn’t go nearly far enough to comment on the total bullshititude of this book, so I thought I’d take it one necessary step further:
I implore you my good, rational Terry readers (in a total non fundamentalistic way – seriously), to go forth and move all of the Behe’s, the Philip E. Johnson’s, the William Dembski’s, and the Stephen C. Meyer’s from the science book section into the religion section.